“Months are different in college, especially freshman year. Too much happens. Every freshman month equals six regular months—they're like dog months.”
1. Falling a sleep in your school's library can result in a security guard waking you up to ask if you're alright. He'll then proceed to lecture you (because if you're stuff is stolen while you're asleep its on you) all while looking at you like you're challenged or something.
2. Naps are suddenly so much more appealing in college.
3. Sometimes, you'll end up taking a class that challenges your faith and beliefs regarding the Bible's history.
4. Sometimes, you'll take a class with a really open minded professor who tells two different versions of the same event or story. For example, in my Art History class that I took first semester, my professor told us two version on how Tefnet, the Egyptian goddess of moisture was created. In one version Ra, the Egyptian sun god, ejaculated and Tefnet was created. While in the other version Ra spit and the goddess was formed.
5. The syllabus is your Holy Grail--view it regularly!
6. The bus is both a blessing and a curse when it is your only form of transportation (other than walking that is).
7. An accelerated class (16 weeks of material in 8 weeks) is really intense and you need to be dedicated to that class otherwise you simply will not pass.
8. Visit your school's library often. The more you know about its shelving arrangements, check-out policies, etc. the more use your library will be to you.
9. Since I originally didn't plan on going to a community college, I found that finding one thing I like about Valley really helps me to feel like less of a failure for attending community college while also helping me to enjoy my first year of college even though it is at a community college. For example, I recently created an album on Facebook called SBVC and in it are all the pictures from Valley that make me happy to be a student there.
Katherine: LDS. Hufflepuff. Bibliophile.